Migrants aren't the only ones who could be accused of putting a drain on the system, says UNSW Business School Adjunct Professor Raja Junankar.
Australia is proposing some of the toughest citizenship stripping laws in the world as it steps up efforts to curb extremist attacks - but the proposed law could run into significant legal hurdles.
Accessing the right information in a timely manner is essential, but difficult for newly arrived refugees. Information varies, plus there are language barriers and geographical complications.
Australia's Migration Act allows for ministerial discretion in cases such as the controversial granting of tourist visas to four au pairs - but there remain questions around responsible government.
Sentiment can skew logic when it comes to using our natural resources, writes Raja Junankar.
An excerpt from the Q and A session after Irish President Michael D.Higgins delivered his Keynote Address at UNSW: "Sharing the tasks of ethical remembering - Ireland and Australia".
Depending on who you are, you could face a longer wait for citizenship in Australia compared to Germany, Canada or the UK, writes Sangeetha Pillai.
Population growth brings benefits, but policymakers also need to discuss the problems that come with it, writes Jenny Stewart.
A new bill gives the immigration minister unprecedented control over the process to acquire citizenship, writes Sangeetha Pillai.
José Ramos Horta has called on Australia's politicians to consider welcoming more refugees.